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Eye-witnesses

I wonder how you remember things? Some things seem lodged in my brain, crystal clear and pristine. Others, …uh, less so. Recently, I recounted a very early memory to my brother -an event that we had both witnessed- only to … Continue reading

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“Do everything without complaining…”

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.” In his classic book, Games People Play, psychiatrist Eric Berne  said that one of the most frequent  of  human pastimes is a game he called, … Continue reading

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If Jesus didn’t eat with sinners, I would still be lost and hungry

“The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, “Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.”” (Luke 7:34) The first thing to say is that if you think this famous verse … Continue reading

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Living the Jesus Way (Luke 6)

The Jesus Way of living -as outlined in Luke 6- is extraordinary. In the familiar line by G.K.Chesterton:  “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.” Luke 6: 27 begins: … Continue reading

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Tenderhearted

There’s an interesting addition in Ephesians 4:32. It’s an adjective: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted…” We may easily gloss over it without really reflecting on its importance. Here’s the thing: it’s quite possible to be professionally kind,  calm cool … Continue reading

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Containing the New Wine? (Luke 5)

“Comparisons are odious.” It’s a very old English phrase which means that you can’t compare things that are different. To compare them, they have to connect in some way. “I like cheese, but I dislike jam” makes sense (in a … Continue reading

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The Party Invitation

  “After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. ‘Follow me,’ Jesus said to him, 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. 29 Then Levi held a … Continue reading

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